The following set of coed soccer rule modifications have been adapted from the Official UC San Diego Intramural Soccer Rules. These modifications have been established to equalize competition for both male and female participants in Coed A Soccer only. Coed AA and/or AAA shall only follow Team Size and Eligibility sections, and utilize the mens/womens rules for all other aspects of the game. All rules, violations, and penalties not mentioned by this modification outline shall be covered explicitly in the Official UC San Diego Intramural Soccer Rules
I. Team Size
- A team will consist of 8 players (4 men, 4 women). There shall be no limit to the number of eligible players on a roster.
- Seven players must be present to begin a game, 3 men, 3 women, and a goalie.
- At no time can a team field fewer than 7 players.
II. Eligibility – See also Program Policies and Procedures and Participation Guidelines
- Teams will be allowed to play with a maximum of 3 members of the current UC San Diego Men’s or Women’s varsity soccer teams, but must play at the highest level of competition.
- If a team is using the maximum 3 players, they must use players from both teams in a 2-1 male/female or 2/1 female/male split.
- If a player participates in two games with a particular team he/she is automatically a part of that team.
- AN INDIVIDUAL MAY ONLY PLARTICIPATE ON ONE TEAM
The Following Sections are for Coed A Only
- A goal scored by a male player will be worth one point
- A goal scored by a female player will be worth two points
IV. Player Positioning
- The goalie position may now be played by either a male or female player
V. Penalty Kicks
- Penalty kicks may be taken by either male or female players from the 12-yard line
- Penalty kicks converted by female players will be worth two points. Exception: In penalty kick shoot-outs during post season play, all goals will count as one point
VI. Three Touch Rule
- Two consecutive ball exchanges (passes) between male players from the same team without a female or opposing player touching the ball will be illegal.
- A foul will be called and an indirect free kick will be given to the opposing team at the spot of the third touch.
- Throw ins, goalie kicks, and goalie throws by male players will count as a touch in this situation.
- If, in the opinion of the official, a male player with the ball uses a female on his team or any player on the opposing team merely as an object for erasing the number of touches, (i.e. by glancing the ball off a body in such a way as to not lose control) an indirect kick will be awarded in favor of the other team.
VII. “Glued” Hand Principle
- Women may use their hands and arms in a protective manner above the waist by “gluing” their hands to an area of the torso about to be contacted by the ball.
- The hands may not be used to control or re-direct the ball under any circumstances, but only to protect. Such a play will not result in a foul.
VIII. Scoring 5 Yard “Halo”
- Men players must give a 5-yard “halo” (radius circle) to any woman dribbling/controlling the ball in her offensive half
- Violation of this rule will result in an indirect kick to the opposing team.
- Once a female player in control of the ball enters the penalty box area, any player from the opposing team may defend the ball without regard for the 5-yard halo.